Mrsbruff2B - thanks for your questions post. Helped me to know the fabric of the aisle runner. Wasn't going to have it before, but now I may consider it, as I'm thinking of natural type decorations.
Beatyea - are you having guests book through a TA or directly through the resort?
Originally Posted by beatyea
For your question about booking- your guests only have to pay a 2 night deposit and can pay the rest upon arrival....I don't know why she told you they had to pay in full! Because my guests are only doing the 2 nights!
Mochamakes - encouraging news about Claudia! I'll need to talk to Miami about this deposit business. It gives guests more opportunity to come if they don't have to pay in full 2 months before the wedding!
Originally Posted by mochamakes3
We had Claudia Fonseca for our WC before the wedding, but she left for an emergency before we got there and we got passed onto Valeria Vera. Both ladies were fabulous. Claudia was always able to answer questions within a few days and even helped out when the reservations department wouldn't return phone calls. I wish I never had to deal with anyone in Miami, they were horrible!!!
We didn't have a link for bookings, that wasn't available. Our guests had to call the reservations and put down 20% deposit with the balance due 60 days before departure. That's also when they closed the block, but we were able to book rooms after that date, they just had to be paid in full at reservation.
Great to have a groom here, too!
Originally Posted by LurkerDan
A question about the "symbolic" ceremony. Do you have to be legally married before arrival or is it fine to get legally married when you return home?
We're choosing the symbolic ceremony for the ease of it and because we prefer to "customize" our ceremony more (for example, have a friend marry us). And given Colorado's common-law marriage rules, it is probably sufficient, but we do want to formalize it at some point. I would rather do that after the Moon Palace ceremony, because I want that to feel like our real wedding date, but don't know if that will cause us problems.
As an aside, it always feels a little weird posting/reading here, like I'm a guy in the ladies' room. But the fiancee isn't into the internet forum thing so doing the web research falls to me.